Registration and housing is now open for WEFTEC 2018, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 91st annual technical exhibition and conference, scheduled for September 29 through October 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The 2018 technical program and award-winning exhibition includes 130 technical sessions, 29 workshops, seven local facility tours, numerous events and more than 900 exhibitors who will show off the latest developments, research, solutions and cutting-edge technologies.
A wide range of topics within more than 30 focus areas allow attendees to design their own, unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Attendees will also find increased opportunities to interact directly with global water experts through mobile sessions, product demonstrations, the popular Innovation Showcase and more than a dozen specially designed pavilions. Click here to register.
WEF’s nationally launched jobs program provides training and certification in the field of green infrastructure, a fast-growing approach used to reduce stormwater pollution and revitalize communities. The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is available nationwide after development of the program by WEF and co-founder DC Water, along with 14 other water utilities, which led to the initial certification of more than 250 individuals, many of whom have secured permanent employment in the field.
NGICP establishes national requirements for working on green infrastructure projects, promotes a skilled green workforce, streamlines the process of connecting qualified talent to in-demand jobs and supports community-based job creation in US. cities. The nationwide launch of NGICP offers opportunities to become a certified individual, program partner, trainer, supporter of certifications, and sponsor. NGICP also seeks to work with philanthropic groups to reach under-represented members of the workforce and rural communities.
The first national training course was held in Alexandria, VA, in March and more tests were recently held after training sessions in Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, LA and Peoria, IL. Additional training sessions are scheduled for Atlanta, GA, on April 30-May 4 and in southern California, June 11-15. For more information, visit the website.